Man who stabbed dad in head as he pleaded 'I've got kids' jailed

The victim suffered ten wounds to his head and body after Jordan Bald attacked him near a canal in Edinburgh.

Jordan Bald who stabbed dad in the head on Edinburgh Union Canal towpath handed ten year jail term © Google Maps 2024

A man who stabbed a dad while he begged for mercy during a murder bid has been jailed for ten years.

Jordan Bald, 25, assaulted the man on Union Canal towpath in Edinburgh on April 3 or 4, 2021.

Bald repeatedly stabbed him on the head and body after both left a party separately following an altercation.

The victim pleaded for his life and was heard to say: “Please stop, I have kids.”

A witness at trial recalled Bald jumping “to get more out of the strikes.”

The victim suffered ten wounds to his head and body as well as sustained a fractured skull.

Bald was found guilty of attempting to murder the man while he was on two bail orders.

He earlier pled guilty to assaulting a woman by pushing her on the body.

Judge Lord Arthurson stated at the High Court in Glasgow: “This was a vicious, feral and murderous attack.

“You rained down blows on your victim and there was clear intent as you stabbed him as he begged for mercy.

“You had become involved in an altercation at a house party while under the influence of alcohol.

“Your victim left separately and as he went along the path, you ran at him with the knife and inflicted ten wounds to the head and body and fractured his skull.

“There were wounds to his neck, carotid artery and his right arm required surgery at hospital.

“The chest and abdomen wounds caused a risk to danger of life and your victim has been left permanently disfigured.

“A witness who was cycling home heard ‘Please stop, I have kids’ and you struck him with the knife several times.

“You were jumping to get more out of your strikes.

“It was unsurprising that the jury rejected your position of self-defence.”

Andrew Crosbie, defending, earlier told the sentencing that there has been “no lasting bad feeling” between the two men.

He said: “[The victim] has made a full recovery as a result of what occurred and there is no lasting feeling beyond that.”

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